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1. Select Text Effects Shadows to Apply to Your Text
This title slide is a great example of an opportunity to apply a drop shadow to text. With the text selected, I’ll go to the Format menu here on the ribbon.
There are a couple of options for how I could add drop shadow to text. And my favorite is to click on the Text Effects drop down.
From the Shadow drop down, I could choose one of these styles with some text selected. The different styles we can choose from influence primarily the direction that a shadow comes from.
2. Applied Text Effect Drop Shadow in PowerPoint
Let’s try one out. Now that I’ve applied some drop shadow, the text is really more recognizable off the background.
You could always come back and try out another style by returning to the menu and choosing one of the other drop shadow styles. These effects are easy to add in PowerPoint and you don’t even have to open up a separate app to build a text style.
Each style changes the direction or weight of the drop shadow. A drop shadow is an effect to really make your text pop off the background of a slide.
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